Timeshare Regulations


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Timeshare Regulations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Ordinance amending Sonoma County Code Chapter 26 to clarify timeshare regulations with new definitions to regulate the short-term use of fractionally owned property.

Contact Information

Katrina Braehmer
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) (Preliminary Review); and 15061(b)(3) (Common Sense Ex.)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) because the adoption of the proposed ordinance is not a “project” as defined pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21065 and CEQA Guidelines Sections 15060(c)(2) and 15060(c)(3) because adoption of the proposed ordinance will not result in a direct or reasonably foreseeable indirect physical change in the environment. Specifically, the proposed ordinance will not authorize any development projects and any future development projects under the ordinance will be required to undergo CEQA review prior to authorization. Moreover, even if the adoption of the proposed ordinance is a project under CEQA, the Board finds it would be exempt from CEQA under CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) because it can be seen with certainty that the proposed ordinance will have no significant effect on the environment since the proposed ordinance only clarifies existing regulations and does not authorize any development projects.
County Clerk


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